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860 Fewer Litters

Written by PETA | June 16, 2011

One of the main obstacles to spaying and neutering for many elderly and low-income people is transportation. Most buses and trains don’t allow animals on board, so how can someone without a car get their animals to the vet? PETA’s mobile clinic staffers solve that problem by providing free transportation for anybody who asks. In May alone, PETA provided round-trip transportation to dozens of animals and sterilized 860 animals in need near our Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters.

Trixie’s doting guardian no longer drives and was so grateful for our help getting Trixie to her spay appointment. 

Boo Boo’s guardians cried tears of joy when we offered to spay Boo Boo and her feline sister free of charge.

Of the animals SNIP performed surgeries on in May, 40 were pregnant females and 102 were feral cats, adding up to thousands fewer unwanted babies. You can help support PETA’s vital spay-and-neuter program by making a donation to our fleet of mobile spay-and-neuter clinics. And you can help in your own area by volunteering with spay-and-neuter initiatives and offering to transport animals to the vet.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • jenn.pierce says:

    @Haru Yes, babies are usually the ones that find homes the first and the quickest. You know how many people buy a kitten or puppy because they think they’re cute. Before you know it, it’s all grown up and all of a sudden they don’t have the time for it anymore or just don’t want to deal with it. Like the statistic, 1 out of 10 will find a good home that lasts a lifetime.

  • Haru n Hika the ferret says:

    @jenn.pierce say its unlikely they would get good homes. Most of time the babies go fast last time i checked. The older ones have a hard time than the little ones. And anyway I agree that the pregnant ones shouldn’t have had there kits/pups aborted. But im sure ‘things’ like that happen all the time

  • claire says:

    I’m all for spaying and neautering but I’m starting to move away from Peta. Abortion is something that breaks my heart. And No I am not a christian.

  • jenn.pierce says:

    @Sarah I can see why you would feel that way about spaying the pregnant females, but I can assure you it’s most likely the best option for them. There are about 70,000 puppies and kitten born every single day versus only about 10,000 humans. It’s simple math; there are simply not enough homes for all these animals. The statistic is for every 1 born, 3 die in a shelter, and only 1 out of 10 will find a good home that lasts a LIFETIME. Believe me, I completely sympathize with you. It’s devastating that the animal population has spun so out of control and people aren’t willing to take responsibility for their animals. Just about every vet’s I walk into will tell you, “every litter hurts,” and “save a life before it is born.”

    While those babies MIGHT have found good homes, it was really unlikely. 🙁

  • Lisa says:

    Why wont they allow animals on board? I could understand if a dog was aggressive,here in the UK they allow animals on buses and trains for some people its the only way of getting them to the vets we dont have a problem here.

  • Sarah says:

    “40 were pregnant females”? I personally don’t believe in performing abortions on animals. I really want to be able to support this spay & neuter operation, but I can’t knowingly cause the death of unborn kittens & puppies. They need to screen females for pregnancy, and not spay them if they are found to be pregnant. This practice is suprisingly unethical for Peta to be supporting.

  • Yola says:

    We will never be able to find homes for all the homeless animals until we reduce the birth rate through spaying and neutering. But so many people need help getting their perts spayed and neutered! Peta, I hope you can make this program NATIONAl. Each of us can do the same thing in our neighborhhods. Pay for the spay or neuter of a needy person’s pet, and actaully make the appointment and drive the pet to and from the vet. This is an IMMEDIATE way to stop the suffering. And please vets, please help the needy get pets altered at affordable rates!

  • Lou Ann Giunta says:

    Incredibly useful and appreciated goodwill service. I will sugest a service such as this in Connecticut. Thank you.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    What if you dont live in Norfolk, Va? And what happend to the babies of the pregnant females. I hope you didn’t abort them.